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need to close or escape the single quote in mysql

Posted on 2013-01-11
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     foreach($_POST['id'] as $id =>$v){
     //echo '<br>post foreach update';   
        $q = 'update '.$tablename.' set ';
        foreach ($cols as &$columnname) {
          $q.=$columnname.'=\''.$_POST[$columnname][$id].'\',';
          }        
        $q = substr($q,'',-1);
        $q.=' where id='.$_POST['id'][$id].'';
        echo '<br>'.$q;
        mysql_query ($q); 
 }

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if the post contains
'

example
sally's
friend's
james'
she said, 'this'

the query will not work
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Question by:rgb192
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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"mysql_real_escape_string" or the newer versions are used to 'escape' quotes and other problem characters before they are inserted into a MySQL database.
http://php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-real-escape-string.php
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by:rgb192
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this escaped '
thanks
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